The Red Sox have acquired OF Jeremy Hermida from the Florida Marlins in exchange for minor league left-handers Jose Alvarez and Hunter Jones. Hermida was the Marlins first round pick (11th overall) back in 2002. He has been a starter for The Fish since 2006 and is a career .265 hitter, with 57 HR√† this past season he hit .259, with 13 home runs in 129 games. It would seem the trade for Hermida may be designed to serve as insurance in case the Red Sox can not sign free agents Jason Bay or Matt Holliday this offseason√†although, quite frankly, the newly-acquired outfielder seems more well-suited to serve as a fourth outfielder than a regular. Red Sox Nation may remember that Hermida was among those players who were reportedly on the Red Sox short list last year when they began shopping Mann ...
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